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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
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Read more about Ben Ferencz here in a recent EarthAction blog post. Download Planethood, a free e-book by Ben Ferencz here. It’s a ‘must read’ for all who care about peace, justice and the planet. Twenty years ago, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation played a role in the effort to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at EarthAction
The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2019 rankings, released earlier this month, demonstrate that ‘Global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years.’ But for most of the countries possessing nuclear weapons their level of peace remains far below the global average, and in some cases has declined even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at EarthAction
Over six years of working across the globe to fight wildlife crime through our intelligence-led approach to conservation, it has become clear that Elephant Actions League’s scope of work has expanded well beyond its name. As we continue to broaden that scope, we need a name that better reflects what... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at EarthAction
RN: Use the searchable microsite to access the report Read the press release in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. Use figures and infographics to tell the story PARTICIPATE: Join us at an event: Overcoming Africa´s Energy Access Gap: Strategic Priorities for Scaling up Renewables (Addis... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at EarthAction
July 2019 - The sudden decline of the magnificent Monarch butterfly has been in all the papers and weekend magazines in recent years. Less well known is the fact that nearly one million plant and animal species worldwide are poised on the brink of extinction, according to the recently released... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at 2020 Action
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PlanetHood: The Key to Your Future was written by Benjamin B. Ferencz and Ken Keyes, Jr. in 1980. This non-copyrighted work was written to advance the argument for a system of international law complete with courts, enforcement, and an international congress. A central theme of the book is the threat... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at EarthAction
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Download the message from Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General, by clicking on this link: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIJf-5FUg4k&feature=youtu.be> Download the message from Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish or Russian. Background materials about the World Day are available here: <https://www.unccd.int/actions17-june-world-day-combat-desertification/celebrate-2019wdcd>... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2019 at EarthAction
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This is HUGE -- Europe’s leaders are about to decide whether to END carbon pollution completely! If they do it, it’ll be a giant leap towards a safe climate for all. But dirty energy blockers, like Poland, are already trying to derail the plan -- and it’s up to us... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2019 at EarthAction
June 2019 - Chances of war have risen sharply in the Persian Gulf. John Bolton, the national security advisor, has for decades been intent on finding paths to regime change in Iran, and now joined by Sec. of State Pompeo, he has hardened his talk. President Trump is sitting on... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2019 at 2020 Action
May 2019 - The Bad News: In 2018, greenhouse gas emissions increased by 2.5% in the US and 2.7% globally. While the politics has been difficult, the technological fix is clear: A complete change-over from fossil fuels and nuclear to electricity from renewables, even for heating and vehicles. Already, in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at 2020 Action
Jeffrey Sachs spoke to the U.S. Congress today about climate change. He speaks first. You can watch it above. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at EarthAction
UNFOLD ZERO encourages you to take action to ensure the Korean peace and denuclearization process does not unravel and return the region to the nuclear confrontation we saw as recently as 2017. The peace process got off to a promising start with the Winter Olympic peace initiative in PyeongChang in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at EarthAction
April 2019 - Clean water is vital to our ecology, our health, and our quality of life. Finalized in 2015, a Clean Water Rule within that act restored federal protections to half the nation’s streams, which help provide drinking water to one in every three Americans. The Rule also protects... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at 2020 Action
We need to crank up the pressure against Nestlé's plastic pollution before April 11! Tell Nestlé to protect communities and wildlife - ditch single-use plastic packaging today! SIGN NOW Can you believe that the world's largest food company has built its entire business model on throwaway packaging? It makes me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at EarthAction
Climate change is real, and what governments do matters. The current energy policies of many countries fail to demonstrate a commitment to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. However, many countries have policies that could be quite effective if strengthened. It is encouraging to see that almost all countries also contain a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at EarthAction
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World Future Council releases new handbook: exemplary education practices show how children and youth can shape a sustainable future The publication demonstrates how educational approaches are helping learners develop the skills to create more resilient, skilled, low-carbon societies. Hamburg, 26th February 2019. – The World Future Council (WFC) has just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at EarthAction
March 2019 - President Trump has given official notification that the US will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty of 1987, claiming that Russia has violated its terms. Unless things change, the exit from the treaty will take effect on August 4, 2019. The INF treaty has been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at 2020 Action
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The Government of Iceland announced that they had authorized the slaughter of more than 2,000 whales over the next five years. Earth Day Network stands in solidarity with those voices condemning Iceland for this decision, and we ask that you join us in sending a clear message of opposition to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at EarthAction
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NASA scientists announced yesterday that 2018 was the fourth hottest year on Earth, exceeded only by 2017, 2016 and 2015. After 140 years of record-keeping, 18 out of 19 of Earth's warmest years have occurred since 2001. For humans, this means more destructive hurricanes, floods, forest fires, droughts, and bone-chilling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at EarthAction
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This year, Earth Day Network is working to Protect Our Species, and we urge you to join us. Nature's gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love. Many more species remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at EarthAction
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The impact of changes (both positive and negative) in political leadership, climate change adaptation policies stemming from extreme weather events, and more and more countries moving toward low carbon energy transitions are covered in this month's global report that looks back on significant activities in 2018. READ THE REPORT HERE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at EarthAction
February 2019 - The Trump administration’s proposed reversal of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) is a disgraceful attack on safeguards put in place to keep children and families safe from the dangers of mercury and other hazardous pollutants in our air, water and food. Andrew Wheeler, current Administrator... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at 2020 Action
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Nominate a young changemaker for the Children's Peace Prize 2019! The International Children's Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children's rights. Winning the International Children's Peace Prize puts your changemaker in news headlines around the world. Last year, the winners' message reached more than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at EarthAction
The INF Treaty and the enterprise of nuclear arms control are at risk, as Andrew Lichterman of IALANA affiliate Western States Legal Foundation and LCNP's John Burroughs explain in the below IPS opinion piece. LCNP and WSLF helped develop a RootsAction-led online campaign enabling constituents to contact their representative and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at EarthAction
January 2019 - The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty of 1987 between the US and Russia eliminates all ground-launched mid-range nuclear weapons. This contributed greatly to the end of the Cold War. In recent years, each party has charged the other with some noncompliance of the treaty, which the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at 2020 Action